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Barnier says May has to prove Brexit delay is ‘useful’ and warns ‘uncertainty costs’

WorldNews Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Barnier says May has to prove Brexit delay is ‘useful’ and warns ‘uncertainty costs’The EU chief negotiator has said that any extension to Article 50 has to be ‘useful’ and warned it would cause ‘uncertainty’. Michel Barnier said the 27 European Union leaders will have to assess ‘the reason and the usefulness’ of any request by Theresa May to extend the Article 50 withdrawal process. This comes after MPs voted to delay Brexit beyond the scheduled date of 29 March by 412 votes to 202 on Thursday. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Chief EU negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier addresses a press conference at the end of a general...
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News video: Barnier: EU will assess 'usefulness' of delaying Brexit

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The European Union will need to know "the reason and the usefulness" of any UK request for a delay to Brexit before deciding whether to grant an extension, the EU's chief negotiator has cautioned. Theresa May is due to write by the end of Wednesday to European Council president Donald Tusk, setting...

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